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Transcript of Women's Rights
Rights and Sentiments
A Woman's LIfe Women and Education http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/senecafalls.html Troy Female Seminary 1821 created by Emma Willard http://www.lib.rpi.edu/Archives/gallery/women/2_beginnings/troy_female_sem_72.jpg http://wpcontent.answers.com/wikipedia/commons/8/83/Mount_Holyoke_in_1837.gif Mount Holyoke Seminary 1837 created by Mary Lyon Document C
Source: Editorial from , "Godey's Lady's Book", magazine
The mass of mankind are very ignorant and wicked. Wherefore is this? Because the mother, whom God constituted the first teacher of every human being, has been degraded by men from her high office; or, what is the same thing, been denied those privelages of education which only can enable her to discharge her duty to her children with discretion and effect....If half the effort and expanse had been directed to enlighten and improve the minds of females which have been lavished on the other sex, we should now have a very different state of society. http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/27/19627-004-F60742B2.jpg Dorothea Dix Document D
Source: Dorothea Dix to the Massachusetts legislature, report, 1843
I proceed, gentlemen, briefly to call your attention to the present state of insane persons confined within this Commonwealth in cages, closets, cellars, stalls, pens! Chained, naked, beaten with rods, and lashed into obedience! "The Cult of Domesticity" Seneca Falls Convention of 1840
The Abolition Movement http://poetryfoundation.org/harriet/emily-dickinson.gif Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson's "Success is Counted Sweetest" "Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne'er succeed
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need" Women saw blacks in the same position as themselves;
fighting for freedom.
http://hmprescott.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/susan-b-anthony1.jpg Susan B. Anthony Suffrage Hardships Successes Although unable to gain suffrage before the Civil War,
women still had smaller successes along the way.
Troy Female Seminary Oberlin College Mount Holyoke College Married Woman's Property Act Lowell Female Labor Reform Association Seneca Falls "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal."
-Declaration of Rights and Sentiments, 1848 Lucretia Mott a.k.a
"The Cult of True Womanhood" Uncle Tom's Cabin http://wpcontent.answers.com/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9b/National_Association_Against_Woman_Suffrage.jpg/300px-National_Association_Against_Woman_Suffrage.jpg The nation could not fulfill its promise of democratization if all women did not have the opportunity to education. Mary Lyon
Mount Holyoke Seminary, Massachusetts 1837
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/Mary_Lyon_young.jpg Emma Willard's "An Address to the Public; Particularly to the Members of the Legislature of New-York, Proposing a Plan for Improving Female Education."
"The object of this Address, is to convince the public, that a reform, with respect to female education, is necessary; that it cannot be effected by individual exertion, but that it requires the aid of the legislature; and further, by shewing the justice, the policy, and the magnanimity of such an undertaking, to persuade that body to endow a seminary for females, as the commencement of such reformation." Emma Willard Mary Wollstonecraft
"A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" http://www.english.upenn.edu/Projects/knarf/Gifs/wollston.gif American women accomplished many of their goals once formal education was offered to them. Democratization: If women had a proper education they would have more say in government and politics, which includes the right to vote. Women faced tons of opposition in their battle to
gain the right to vote. A lot of this came from the
men around them in society who believed that
women belonged at home, not in the government. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_VsIB2Nr2f1c/Sf0KzphZNHI/AAAAAAAAAXA/u0P41ow09TQ/s400/suffrage.jpg Women were the "moral keepers" of society. There was the belief that women belonged in homes and not in polls. Abolition Movement World's Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840 Declaration of Independence With the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments, the idea of democratization grew in America. Works Cited
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